In a press conference yesterday, Gov. Bobby Jindal commented on the passage of a bill that will double legislators' pay and that has angered Louisiana residents. "I've learned my lesson," Jindal said. Things are going to be different in the Legislature from now on, and he'll hold a "much tighter rein" on lawmakers next time around, the governor said. But he's still not going to veto the bill, although he promised to do just that in his election campaign for governor. (Read accounts from The Advocate and The Times-Picayune.)
Jindal was in Shreveport for a ceremonial signing of the repeal of the Stelly tax yesterday, and protesters were there as well. The Shreveport Times reports:
One man wore a shirt with a knife drawn on it that appeared to stab the man's back. Fake blood stains also were on the T-shirt. The top of the man's shirt read "TAXPAYER," while the bottom of the shirt read, "Thanks, Bobby."
In this report from WVLA in Baton Rouge on Friday, watch how the governor doesn't answer repeated questions about the contradiction of his campaign promise and not vetoing the pay raise.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.